Neuroscience Societies

About the Society for Neuroscience:

The Society for Neurocience is the world's largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. The nonprofit organization, founded in 1969, now has nearly 40,000 members in more than 90 countries and 130 chapters worldwide.

SfN's mission is to:

  1. Advance the understanding of the brain and the nervous system by bringing together scientists of diverse backgrounds, by facilitating the integration of research directed at all levels of biological organization, and by encouraging translational research and the application of new scientific knowledge to develop improved disease treatments and cures.
  2. Provide professional development activities, information, and educational resources for neuroscientists at all stages of their careers, including undergraduates, graduates, and postdoctoral fellows, and increase participation of scientists from a diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  3. Promote public information and general education about the nature of scientific discovery and the results and implications of the latest neuroscience research. Support active and continuing discussions on ethical issues relating to the conduct and outcomes of neuroscience research.
  4. Inform legislators and other policymakers about new scientific knowledge and recent developments in neuroscience research and their implications for public policy, societal benefit, and continued scientific progress.

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About the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience:

The Bluegrass Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (BGSfN) has been active at the University of Kentucky for nearly 40 years. Consistent with the goals of the National Society for Neuroscience, the overall mission of the BGSfN is to promote the advancement of neuroscience research within the Bluegrass region of Kentucky and to serve as an organization to disseminate the most recent advances in neuroscience at local and regional levels. Faculty, student and postdoctoral members meet annually to present their research in a formal setting. Members also provide neuroscience outreach activities and education to local schools and community members during Brain Awareness Week and at the Fayette County Science Fair.

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About Nu Rho Psi:

Nu Rho Psi is the National Honor Society in Neuroscience, founded in 2006 by the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience. We are now an independent non-profit, grass-roots organization comprised of neuroscientists, like you.

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University of Kentucky's Undergraduate Neuroscience Student Organization

NeuroCATS are driven by a single goal; to come together and share our passion for science and discovery with our community. Through peer-tutoring and social events, we aim to build a strong network of neuroscience majors, minors, and enthusiasts. By reaching out to our community, we strive to foster curiosity and a love of science in the Bluegrass.


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